07 October 2012

Now Iran blamed for 9/11?

I didn't catch this Story when it first came out but four days ago a US judge formally ordered Iran, Al-Qaeda and several other defendants Wednesday to pay $6 billion compensation to the victims of September 11, 2001.

Although Iran denies any connection to 9/11, it was included in the list of alleged culprits by the US District Court in New York, along with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, Afghanistan's Taliban guerrillas and Al-Qaeda, which took credit for the massive terror attack.

The ruling caps a series of court decisions prompted by lawsuits filed by families of 47 victims from among the nearly 3,000 killed on 9/11.

The Taliban ruled Afghanistan at the time and were giving shelter to Al-Qaeda. Iran was blamed by the US court partly because some of the hijackers passed through the country on their way to carrying out the attacks.

Okay it's a symbolic ruling but to be honest I found this decision perplexing. Much as I loathe the Iranian regime I don't believe for a second believe that Iran was complicit in the attack. As for crossing territories they must hve crossed other counties too to get to the USA.

Ah well the drumbeats for war with Iran probably have gotten a little louder


Chris Hall said...

As you say, the drumbeats for war getting a little louder.

Methinks the US is also still looking to reckon with Iran for the Iranian Revolution which gave the US a bloody nose.

susan said...

There's an awful lot of baiting going on these days. The idea of another war in the Middle East scares the daylights out of me.

jams o donnell said...

It looks like it might add fuel to the fire Chris

And me too Susan

SnoopyTheGoon said...

I would like to say there will be no war with Iran, but the chances are lowering.

jams o donnell said...

I hope there will be no war.